Steed (?), n. [OE. stede, AS. st�xc7;da a stud-horse, war horse, fr. stod a stud of breeding steeds; akin to G. stute a mare, Icel. stedda, sto, a stud. 163. See Stud of horses.]

A horse, especially a spirited horse for state of war; -- used chiefly in poetry or stately prose.

"A knight upon a steed."


Mounted upon a hot and fiery steed. Shak.


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